Theme: Listen So That We May Live

Dates: June 30 – July 6, 2023

Location: Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR

What happened at the 2023 Gathering?

Schedule and handouts from the 2023 Gathering

Videos coming in August!


Bible Half Hour

Bible Half Hour was led by nova george

Evening Programs

Each evening at the Gathering, Friends gather for speakers, performances, or to explore topics in depth.

Monday Night

Miguel Angél Costop Bala and Ellany Kayce

Listening to the Earth – A Cross-cultural Conversation

Date: Monday, July 3, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

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Tuesday Night

Interest Groups

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

Wednesday Night

Lauren Brownlee

Listening as a Prerequisite for Solidarity

Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

Lauren Brownlee is Friends Committee on National Legislation’s inaugural Associate General Secretary for Community & Culture and the leader of the new FCNL Community & Culture team. She supports FCNL’s Quaker engagement, young adult program, and Friends Place on Capitol Hill and helps to steward FCNL’s shared anti-racism, anti-bias, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.

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Thursday Night

Margery Post Abbott, Cherice Bock, and Gretchen Castle

Abiding Together in the Life and Power

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

Gretchen Castle, Dean of Earlham School of Religion, Cherice Bock who is a recorded minister and founding co-clerk of Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting, and Margery Post Abbott, an author and Released Friend under the care of Multnomah Monthly Meeting, bring differing life experiences and engagement in varied traditions of Friends to a conversation on where we find life among Friends.

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Friday Night

Music Under the Oregon Sky


Date: Friday, July 7, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

Friday Night was an evening of music and dancing for all ages!

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